Three security personnel injured in blast in northwestern Pakistan

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-31 14:33:15|Editor: Liu
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ISLAMABAD, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- At least three security personnel were severely injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Bajour agency, local Urdu media reported on Tuesday.

According to the reports, the incident happened at about 9:45 a.m. local time when a roadside planted bomb hit a security forces vehicle in Khaar area of Bajour agency, one of the seven tribal areas of the country stretching along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The security forces personnel were on a routine petrol in the area when their vehicle was attacked by a remote-controlled blast, said a political administration official of the agency, adding that the target of the miscreants was the security forces.

All the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital in the area by rescue teams, said government sources.

Police and security forces as well as rescue teams rushed to the blast site immediately after the bomb attack.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and kicked off a search operation in the surrounding areas for culprits.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.